Disaster Response

Red Cross Volunteers Reflect on Critical Role in Disaster Response

May 30, 2023

Olivia Wolf/Red Cross Cascades Region A four-alarm fire around downtown Portland displaced more than a dozen residents of an old apartment building the morning of Tuesday, May 16. The fire […]

Finding Hope in a Red Cross Shelter after Narrowly Escaping a 4-alarm Fire

May 19, 2023

Rebecca Marshal/Red Cross Cascades Region On Tuesday morning, May 16th, Barbett Grace heard commotion in the hallway outside of her apartment.  She opened the door and there was so much […]

Everyday People Showing Strength After Hurricane Ian

October 18, 2022

Rebecca Marshall/Red Cross Cascades Region “To help is to live.  Not to help is to die.  When I saw the Red Cross trucks, I saw life.”  Those were the words […]

Disaster Mental Health – A Vital Service

October 4, 2022

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region What is Disaster Mental Health? Did you know that the Red Cross provides counseling services after a disaster?  Disaster Mental Health, or counseling services by […]

Disaster Services Volunteer Answers the call for Shelter Help

September 13, 2022

Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region “I signed up on the weekly response on-call list on Volunteer Connection” recalled Cascades Region volunteer, Roman Perez.  “On Wednesday, August 3rd, I received a […]

The Day the Rosebud River Ravaged Roscoe

August 1, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Roscoe, Montana lies in a picturesque valley in South Central Montana.  Life in the unincorporated community of 49 passes by unnoticed even by […]

Disaster Academy Where Red Crossers Go to Learn

June 29, 2022

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region The name sounds ominous – Disaster Academy. But its purpose is incredibly hopeful. On the first weekend in June 2022, American Red Cross […]

Cascades Region volunteers sacrifice holidays with family to support those impacted by Kentucky tornadoes

January 6, 2022

Story by Dawn Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region Nearly a month after an outbreak of deadly tornadoes cut through the heart of the Midwest and South in December 2021, Red Cross […]

Cascades Region volunteer Nina Sjoding personifies the Red Cross mission

January 4, 2022

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt/Red Cross Cascades Region Nina Sjoding lives the Red Cross mission.  She is passionate about her work as a Service to Armed Forces Resiliency Workshop facilitator and […]

Red Cross Experience Provides Inspiration for Volunteer to Become Frontline Wildfire Firefighter

October 5, 2021

Story by Patricia Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region Soot grinds into eyes. Heat sears through three layers of clothing. The raging fire roars into ears. Fighting the 220,000-acre Caldor fire in […]